A Quick Potato!

Potatoes are rich in fiber, iron, and Vitamin C and a medium one has 160 calories. Check out these two quick ways for making a potato!

Rapid-Fire Potato Recipe: 

1.    Pierce a potato with a fork 5-6 times all around the potato
2.    Microwave for approximately 5-8 minutes, rotating halfway through
3.    Enjoy!


Here are some healthy potato topping ideas:

1.    Cut open and add light sour cream, black beans and salsa for a yummy Mexican flair. Add spinach to this to make it a meal.
2.    Cut open and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, basil, oregano, onion powder, garlic powder and parmesan cheese for an Italian flavor


French Fry Alternative Recipe:

Another fun way to cook potatoes in the microwave is to take a potato and slice thin and lay out the slices on a large microwave-safe plate. Microwave for 4-5 minutes and then flip the slices over and microwave another 4-5 minutes. Dip into ketchup and enjoy! 

Here is a quick and mouthwatering Black Bean-Smothered Sweet Potato Recipe from Eating Well.